Thank you for the welcome Amy and yes, please send me info on the face to face gathering in Santa Cruz coming up and the trainings in July. I am excited to be part of the conversation and the listening.
HI Amy- I noticed your event on 22 Feb. and I was wondering if this might suit me----I was once very superficially involved with the World Cafe back some 7-8 years ago, bought the book, love the idea but never really find the time necessary. I would like to revisit the idea and community again but would prefer to be on a non-paid event to get the feel again and see if this is something I would like to pursue. Please let me know if there are other non-paid events to get some exposure to it again- thanks and regards- Ronnie Dunetz, Israel
Thanks for your encouragement! I think that I will attempt my first effort at an ethics cafe in mid February. The participants will be young doctors in the first couple of years following graduation. Hitherto I have been more traditional in my ethics teaching, but being a bit of a revolutionary at heart ( a child of the 60s) it's time to break free and have some fun and possibly end up imparting some useful ethical framework for these young docs.
Thank you so much for all your insights and suggestions. I should have shared my purpose of this series which is to ultimately look for solutions to this problem and provide people with strategies and tools that they can take back to their workplace. In this first cafe, I was wanting to get a picture of what a bully-free environment would look like (we have an accepted definition of bullying so we all start from the same point). We would then build solutions and tools from this vision. Participants in prior cafes will continue to receive updated information. I will clarify all this and post to the Needs Forum.
I agree with making the question personal. My team and I will give that more thought. Thanks again!